Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christmas. Show all posts

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and a Sale!!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

After days of photos, we finally got our Christmas card picture down.  The hubby is just a little picky when it comes to the card.  :)  Ready to order them tonight.  

On another note, I've tried to cram as much Thanksgiving I could into the last two days before Thanksgiving.

We made these messy and fun Thanksgiving Trees.  The kiddos traced their hands and wrote something they were thankful for on each.  I painted their arm and hand for the trunk and branches.  I thought they turned out super cute.

Get ready for picture overload!  

I read the Great Turkey Race and we made these.  I love these turkeys from Kindergarten Monkey Business.

I put up my little desk tree Tuesday.  We were listening to my favorite Pandora Christmas station that day, so I got eager!

Here's what I've been working on.  My lovelies need lots of practice on synonyms and antonyms so I made this mega pack to pull from throughout the year.  My goal is to have one or two of these centers going per week.  Check it out {HERE} if you're interested.

I'm also ready to start the fun Christmas stuff.  I have this Grumpy Badger's Christmas English Language Arts unit.  The story was written by Jane Chapman.  It's super cute!  It’s great to use as a review during the Christmas season.  The entire unit is aligned with the Common Core Standards.  I have included each standard for each activity to make it easier for you when making lesson plans.  I have also outlined what activities to do each day.   The unit includes a literature, phonics, literacy centers, and writing component.   I can't wait to read it to my littles!

TPT's Cyber Sale starts tomorrow and runs through Tuesday!  My store is 20% off, plus use TPT's code CMT12 to receive an addition 10% off.  That's a total savings of 28%!  I know my wish list is way too full!  Happy shopping, friends!

Book Sale Madness!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Whoa!  What a weekend!  Saturday, the other two lemonade teachers and I, along with our cohort Caleb, worked the Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale.  If you have never been, you HAVE to go!  You can get so many books for your classroom at SUPER discounted prices.  We volunteered for 8 hours!  Yes, you read that correctly 8 hours....with no lunch break.  We were literally about to pass out by the end!  {I am pretty sure I started getting dizzy from the lack of food!}  But we are hard core! 

Check out all the books I got for about $10.00 out of pocket!!!  There are over 50 books here!

You earn $10 an hour towards your purchase if you volunteer.  I also had a $25 off coupon for spending $100 or more.  And the books are discounted.  Most are half off!  They also have a Build a Box section, where you can fill a box for $25.  So check to see if you have a warehouse in your area, and GO if you do!  It is SO worth it!

Now for some randomness:

I love flip books!  Does anyone else share that love for them?   You can use them for anything.  We used them for cause and effect last week.

I purchased What the Teacher Wants Holidays Around the World Unit.  Love it!  I had them make suitcases out of cereal boxes to store all of their work for the week in.  I can't remember where I found the little flags.  {I am sure on a blog!}  My original thought was to paint the cereal boxes brown, but we had to cover them with paper first to get the paint to cover well. 

We made the wooden clogs today and left them out tonight for Saint Nicholas!  Can't wait to see if he comes and what he brings!

Merry Christmas!